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MACKENZIE, Alexander (1763-1820).

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett & Morgan, Pall Mall; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, London, 1801. 4to., (10 3/8 x 7 6/8 inches). Half-title and errata leaf. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 fine engraved folding maps, including one showing Mackenzie's route hand-coloured in outline. Contemporary tree calf, gilt (skillfully rebacked to style). Provenance: Gilt supra libros of a lion rampant and motto "Noblis ira" on the front cover; engraved bookplates of Wall Hall, later Aldenham Abbey on the front paste-down. First edition, and an attractive copy. The "first and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations" (Sabin). Mackenzie's account of the "Rise, Progress, and Present State of Fur Trade" is the first printed. The three maps, some of the earliest of this area, include: "A Map of America. exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the North Sea in 1789 & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1795". Wall Hall, later Aldeham Abbey, is a "magnificent gothic revival mansion with a castellated façade created in the early nineteenth century for George Woodford Thelluson, a prosperous City banker mentioned in Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. The landscaped grounds reached their prime under John Pierpont Morgan Jnr., an American banker who bought the hall in 1910, where he regularly entertained the Royal family, including the young Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. During World War 2, Wall Hall became the residence of the U.S. Ambassador, Joseph Kennedy" (www.wallhall.com). Howes M133; Lande 1317; Pilling 2384; Streeter Sale 3653; Wagner-Camp-Becker 1:1. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 001170

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MACKENZIE, Alexander (1763-1820).

Published by Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett & Morgan, Pall Mall; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, London (1801)

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett & Morgan, Pall Mall; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, London, 1801. 4to., (10 4/8 x 8 4/8 inches). Half-title and errata leaf. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 fine engraved folding maps, including one showing Mackenzie's route hand-coloured in outline (short tears near mounts, some offsetting). Contemporary tree calf (skillfully rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: With the engraved armorial bookplate of William Brodie of Brodie on the front paste-down, and inscribed "Brodie House" in a contemporary hand on same. First edition. The "first and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations" (Sabin). Mackenzie's account of the "Rise, Progress, and Present State of Fur Trade" is the first printed. The three maps, some of the earliest of this area, include: "A Map of America. exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the North Sea in 1789 & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1795". Howes M133; Lande 1317; Pilling 2384; Streeter Sale 3653; Wagner-Camp-Becker 1:1. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 001082

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall, London. 1801, 1st Edition. () Very good. viii,cxxxii,412pp. + errata leaf (at end). Quarto in new contemporary style speckled calf binding with heavily gilt spine, uncut, with marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 folding maps. A very attractive copy, extremely scarce uncut also with the scarce half title. Peel 25. Classic travel narrative with a preface followed by 132 pages on the history of the fur trade. According to the D.N.B. The "Voyages" was compiled by William Combe from Mackenzie's notes. Includes vocabularies of the Kristeneaux, Algonquin, Chepewyan, Nagailer, and Atnah Indian languages. Bookseller Inventory # 125287

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MACKENZIE, Alexander [1764-1820].

Published by London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801. (1801)

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Item Description: London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801., 1801. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]errata. complete with half-title. 3 large folding engraved maps (1 coloured in outline). engraved frontis. portrait. contemporary calf, rebacked (some scraping to leather, paper lightly embrowned, some scattered foxing, 1 map with repairs to some folds with slight paper loss but no loss of image). First Edition of "the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included.". (Sabin) Mackenzie's journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies; the second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. The maps are the earliest done of certain parts of Canada. Also included is a lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West, generally attributed to the author's cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M14. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34. Bookseller Inventory # elala613

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MACKENZIE, Alexander (1763-1820).

Published by London: T. Cadell, Jun., and others, 1801 (1801)

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Item Description: London: T. Cadell, Jun., and others, 1801, 1801. MACKENZIE, Alexander (1763-1820). Voyages From Montreal, On the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans. London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett & Morgan, Pall Mall; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, 1801 2 volumes: Atlas and text. Text volume: 4to., (9 6/8 x 7 6/8 inches). Half-title and errata leaf. Engraved frontispiece portrait (early leaves browned and spotted). Atlas volume: 8vo., (8 x 6 inches). 3 engraved folding maps, including one showing Mackenzie's route hand-coloured in outline (some separations at folds strengthened on verso). Uniformly bound in modern half calf, marbled paper boards, gilt, antique. Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Edmond Van Cruyce on the front paste-down of the text volume; with the near contemporary ownership inscriptions of James Pannell, dated 1812, on the verso of the first map; with the modern library label of "Band" of Ontario on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition, and an attractive copy. The "first and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations" (Sabin). Mackenzie's account of the "Rise, Progress, and Present State of Fur Trade" is the first printed. The three maps, some of the earliest of this area, include: "A Map of America. exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the North Sea in 1789 & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1795". Mackenzie's account of the "Rise, Progress, and Present State of Fur Trade" is the first printed. The three maps, some of the earliest of this area, include: "A Map of America. exhibiting Mackenzie's track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan & from thence to the North Sea in 1789 & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea, in 1789", "A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1795". Howes M133; Lande 1317; Pilling 2384; Streeter Sale 3653; Wagner-Camp-Becker 1:1. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1261

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Alexander MacKenzie

Published by Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall-Mall, London (1801)

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall-Mall, London, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 4to, [4], [120], cxxxii, [121]-412, [2]. Errate. Fabulous collector's leather binding in burgundy by Zaehnsdorf. "First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction" (Sabin). Frontispiece portrait and three large folding maps, one hand coloured, lacking the half-title. A fine copy, with minor portrait offset and minor foxing to the pages behind the latter two maps. A landmark of Northwest exploration. Mackenzie's travels and successes prompted Jefferson to initiate the Lewis and Clark expedition. Bookseller Inventory # 000931

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MACKENZIE, Alexander [1764-1820].

Published by London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801. (1801)

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Item Description: London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801., 1801. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]errata. complete with half-title. 3 large folding engraved maps (1 coloured in outline). engraved frontis. portrait. Uncut in original bds. (spine repaired, new spine label, half-title, title & dedication leaves washed, large folding map of America washed, backed & reguarded, title foxed & browned & with long tear repaired affecting a few letters, some scattered foxing & light browning throughout). First Edition of "the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included.". (Sabin) Mackenzie's journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies; the second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. The maps are the earliest done of certain parts of Canada. Also included is a lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West, generally attributed to the author's cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M20. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34. Bookseller Inventory # elala1645

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MacKENZIE, Alexander.

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Item Description: 0. MacKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793. With A Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of that Country. London. 1801. viii,cxxxii,412,[2]pp. plus three folding maps. Lacks the half- title. Original calf-backed marbled boards, with leather spine label. Minor toning and scattered foxing to text, maps fresh. Very good in a morocco-backed cloth folding box. HOWES M133. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 251. GRAFF 2630. HILL, p.187. LANDE 1317. PEEL 25. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2384. SABIN 43414. WAGNER-CAMP 1:1. STREETER SALE 3653. DNB III, pp.1356-357. This classic of North American exploration describes the extraordinary travels of the author in northwest America in 1789, when he discovered the Mackenzie River, and in 1793, when he crossed the continent to the Pacific. Mackenzie also provides an excellent history of the fur trade in Canada, as well as vocabularies of several Indian languages. The "Map of Mackenzie's track from Ft. Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793" was a milestone and, as Wheat says, "at once questions began to be raised about the now patent inadequacies of all prior maps of the American Far West." A cornerstone in any collection of North American travel and exploration. Bookseller Inventory # 52971

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Item Description: T. Cadell et al., 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A FINE PRESENTATION BINDING. London: T. Cadell et al., 1801. 1st edition. 4to. 1pp (half-title) + 1pp (title leaf) + viii (Preface) + cxxxii (A General History of the Fur Trade) + 412pp + 2pp (errata). Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 large folding engraved maps (1 with hand-coloured details). Original elaborately tooled burgundy boards (minor marks), seamlessly re-spined using tools of the period to match the style and patterns of the boards. Occasional and trivial light foxing in a few places. Text and maps clean and crisp. There are very few binders that could match the skill and techniques required of this restored binding, one of them being Aquarius of London who, in all likelihood, was commissioned to do this binding. The boards date from approximately 1810, and, given the elaborate rolls and decorations, are typical of a presentation binding from the period, unlike the early and often simple bindings that are found with copies of Mackenzie's Voyages. Certainly the finest copy we have had to offer in many years. Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820), a fur trader with the North West Company, sought a passage from the Athabasca country to the Pacific Ocean. Following Peter Pond's speculation that the Pacific Ocean could be reached by a water route from Great Slave Lake, his first expedition from Fort Chipewyan in 1789 took him not to the Pacific as he had hoped, but down what would become the Mackenzie River to the "Frozen" or Arctic Ocean. In his second attempt, he ascended the Peace River by canoe and on foot, and crossed over into the headwaters of what he thought was the Columbia River (but was actually the Fraser River). After being turned back by its unmanageable and torrential currents, he and his party decided to make an overland attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean. In this they were successful, and arrived near the present site of Bella Coola, on the British Columbia coast. [Hill 2: 1063; Peel 3: 55; Sabin 43414; Strathern 343; Streeter 3653; TPL 658. DCB V, 1801-20, p542]. Bookseller Inventory # 2283

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Item Description: London T. Cadell, 1801. "First And Finest Edition Of One Of The Most Important Canadian Books" MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent. of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Fur Trade in That Country. London: T. Cadell, 1801. First edition. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches). [4], viii, cxxxii, 412, [2, errata] pp. With frontispiece portrait of Alexander Mackenzie and three folding maps, the first of which is hand colored in outline. Contemporary full mottled calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, spine decoratively stamped in gilt with five raised bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Previous owner's bookplate and small location sticker on front pastedown. Some offsetting from frontispiece portrait, as usual. Rear board has a hairline crack along outer spine, otherwise a very good copy. Housed in a cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcase. "This is a fascinating account of the descent of the river now named after this intrepid explorer, who was the first white man to navigate its length from its source in the Great Slave Lake to its mouth at the Arctic Ocean, and the first European to see the Arctic Ocean from Canada. He completed his journey of 2,990 miles in 120 days. Having resolved to continue exploration to the west, he returned to England to purchase instruments in preparation for the journey. Leaving from Fort Chipewyan, he reached the Pacific Ocean by way of Bella Coola River, and thus accomplished the first crossing of the American continent to the north of Mexico. The vast region of the Rocky Mountains and the central coastal zone was thus opened up at last, and Mackenzie rose to the top rank of explorers in the American continent. His expedition was undertaken on behalf of the North West Fur Company, which was attempting to break through the monopoly of the Hudson's Bay Company. Mackenzie's investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations several decades later. This is the first and finest edition of one of the most important Canadian books." (Hill, 1063). Graff 2630. Hill p. 187. Howes M-133. Sabin 43414. Streeter 3653. Wagner-Camp 1;1. HBS 67204. $8,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67204

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. & W. Davies Strand, Corbitt and Morgan, Pall. M, London. 1801, 1st edition. (Cloth) Very good, no dust jacket. 412 + errata. Lacks half title. Beautiful tan faux leather binding with cloth. Raised bands with gilt lettering on spine. With maps., hand coloured. Maps in exceptional condition with a small tear, easily repaired. Sabin 43414, Howes M133, Lande 1317, Streeter 6;3653. Usual browning and offsetting to portrait frontispiece. Very light foxing. Untrimmed. Bookseller Inventory # 112844

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MACKENZIE, Sir Alexander (1764-1820)

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Item Description: R. Noble for T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies, Cobbett & Morgan, and W. Creech of Edinburgh, London, 1801. Quarto. (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches). Errata leaf at rear. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Mackenzie by P. Condé after Thomas Lawrence, 3 folding engraved maps (one hand-coloured). (Small expert repairs to folds of maps). Later half calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second First edition of this cornerstone of any collection of books on the exploration of North America Alexander Mackenzie was 'the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal. is of surpassing interest' (Wagner-Camp). The present work is the first published account of the two exploring expeditions that Mackenzie made on behalf of the North West Company as part of their attempt to break the Hudson Bay Company's stranglehold on the fur trade. The author was born in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in 1764, was in North America in 1774, was employed as a clerk in the fur trade in 1779, and by 1787 he was a wintering partner in the Northwest Company posted to Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca. Mackenzie set out on his first expedition on 3 June 1789, armed with information and maps provided by the fur trader Peter Pond. He had decided to follow a large river flowing west from Great Slave Lake in search of a Northwest passage to the Pacific. The expedition was partially successful: on July 13, Mackenzie and his party reached salt water, but it proved to be the Beaufort Sea rather than the Pacific After a further two years in the fur trade in Canada, Mackenzie returned to England in the autumn of 1791 in order to study navigation and astronomy: the first expedition had demonstrated to him that he needed more expertise in these areas. He returned to Canada in the spring of 1792 and made his way west to the newly-built Fort Fork, near the junction of the Peace and Smoky Rivers. In May, 1793, having spent the winter preparing Mackenzie left on what was to be his greatest journey: After a difficult passage by canoe and on foot through the Rockies, Mackenzie and his party arrived at the Pacific near Bella Coola, British Columbia on 22nd July 1793. Mackenzie returned to Grand Portage in 1794 and subsequently to Montreal where he acted as an agent for the North West Company until 1799, when he retired to England. His great achievement did not receive the wide acknowledgment it deserved until the present work was published, and his subsequent and equally important proposals drawing attention to the importance of the Pacific coast: in 1802 Mackenzie was knighted by George III, and he went on to serve as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1808. Gagnon 2190; Graff 2630; Hill, p.187; Howes M133 'b'; Lande 1317; Morgan p.240; Peel 25; Pilling 2384; Sabin 43414; Smith 6382; Strathern 343; Streeter Sale 3653; T.P.L. 658; Wagner-Camp 1:1; Wheat Transmississippi 251. Bookseller Inventory # 26697

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Item Description: Cadell, London, 1801. Edition : First edition., Recent half calf with marble boards, spine in six compartments of raised gilt bands, gilt black morocco title label on two, edges tinted red, endpapers renewed. , ?First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by [Europeans] in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included. ?Of the vast region to which our Sovereign recently attached the name of British Columbia geographers have as yet but a scant and very imperfect account. Its first great explorer was my honoured countryman Mackenzie, who, traversing the Rocky Mountains and reaching the sea after incredible labour, left us an excellent record of his exploits.? (Sabin), Size : 4to., Complete with 4 plates, including the frontispiece of Mackenzie, two charts detailing each journey, and a general map of Mackenzie?s voyages., References : Sabin 43414; Brunet III:224; Graesse IV:328., P. (2), half-title, blank, blank, frontis, title, blank, dedication, blank, preface iii-viii, ?A General History of the Fur Trade? i-cxxxii, 1-218, 217-412, errata (2), (2). The general map and the first chart have been backed with acid-free canvas for long-term preservation. Mispagination on pp. 219 as ?217? which offsets the pagination until end of text, but with no loss to text. Uniform browning throughout, with occasional brown spots towards the end. Otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # B3462

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Item Description: Cadell, London, 1801. Edition : First edition., Recent half calf with marble boards, spine in six compartments of raised bands and densely-gilt floral-themed compartments, gilt black morocco title label on two, edges tinted red, endpapers renewed. , ?First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by [Europeans] in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included. ?Of the vast region to which our Sovereign recently attached the name of British Columbia geographers have as yet but a scant and very imperfect account. Its first great explorer was my honoured countryman Mackenzie, who, traversing the Rocky Mountains and reaching the sea after incredible labour, left us an excellent record of his exploits.? (Sabin), Size : 4to., Complete with 4 plates, including the frontispiece of Mackenzie, two charts detailing each journey, and a general map of Mackenzie?s voyages., References : Sabin 43414; Brunet III:224; Graesse IV:328., P. (2), half-title, blank, blank, frontis, title, blank, dedication, blank, preface iii-viii, ?A General History of the Fur Trade? i-cxxxii, 1-218, 217-412, errata (2), (2). The general map and the first chart have been backed with acid-free canvas for long-term preservation. Mispagination on pp. 219 as ?217? which offsets the pagination until end of text, but with no loss to text. Uniform browning throughout, with occasional brown spots towards the end. Otherwise a very good copy of this important Canadiana. Bookseller Inventory # B3477

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Item Description: T. Cadell, J. & W. Davies, Cobbett & Morgan, and W. Creech c. 1801., London, 1801. Recent blind-lined ½ calf with original marbled boards, spine in six compartments of raised bands and gilt motifs, gilt text on two and six. , ?First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by [Europeans] in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included. ?Of the vast region to which our Sovereign recently attached the name of British Columbia geographers have as yet but a scant and very imperfect account. Its first great explorer was my honoured countryman Mackenzie, who, traversing the Rocky Mountains and reaching the sea after incredible labour, left us an excellent record of his exploits.? (Sabin), Size : 4to. , Complete with frontispiece of Mackenzie and three charts, one a general map of Mackenzie?s voyages, the other two giving a more detailed depiction of each journey., References : Sabin 43414; Brunet III:224; Graesse IV:328., P. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, dedication, blank, preface iii-viii, ?A General History of the Fur Trade? i-cxxxii, 1-218, 217-412, errata (2), (6). Lacks half-title, all three charts backed by acid-free tissue paper for long-term preservation; mispagination of pp. 219 as ?217? which continues as the pagination until end of text, but with no loss to text; a very good copy, text and plates are clean and crisp. Bookseller Inventory # B3637

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Item Description: London, 1801. First Edition. 8vo. viii,cxxxii,(2p. errata) p.ix mispaged xi; 190 unnumbered and 212-216 mispaged 214-218 Pp. Frontis portrait and 3 large folding maps, (1 with colour outlines) "This is a fascinating account of the descent of the river named after this intrepid explorer, who was the first white man to navigate its length from its source in the Great Slave Lake to its mouth. On the way back he heard reports of the western sea and of another great river, likely the Yukon, and of white traders, who may have been those exploring the coast. His trip from Fort Chipewyan to the Arctic and return lasted about three months and a half. Having resolved to continue exploration to the west, he returned to England to purchase instruments in preparation for the difficult task ahead of him. He left Fort Chipewyan on October 12, 1792. Working his way up the Peace River he finally established winter quarters. In the spring he continued up across the Rocky Mountain Divide, and after many hazardous experiences reached the Pacific Ocean by way of the Bella Coola river. The vast region of the Rocky Mountains and the coastal zone was thus opened up at last and Mackenzie won to the top rank of explorers on the American continent" (Cox Travel II, p.178). "First and finest edition of the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own exploration. Some Indian vocabularies are included" (Sabin 43414). Wear to edges and a small split to a top edge on the spine. Offsetting to title-page front portrait frontis and a small one inch tear to a join on one of ther fldg maps Full brown calf with gilt ornate borders and raised bands and gilt title to spine. Marbled end-papers and all outer edges. Bookseller Inventory # 11022

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MACKENZIE, Alexander;

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Item Description: . London, Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Cobbett and Morgan, and W. Creech, 1801, First edition., 1801. 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [i], viii, cxxxii, 412, [ii, errata leaf], engraved frontis portrait, 3 large folding maps, one with route hand colored in red (one map loose, tears on maps). original elaborately blind-stamped leather boards, rebacked with leather spine, raised bands, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, cover lightly worn, light offsetting on title page, very light foxing on some pages, very good+ sound copy. Howes M133: 'First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man'. Hill 187: 'One of the most important of Canadian books'. Sabin 43414: 'Remarkable for its accuracy'. Wheat Transmississippi 251: 'a milestone'. Field 967: 'Filled with accounts of the tribes of Indians who inhabited the regions traversed by him. . . a minute, careful and interesting relation of them. . . his investigations were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations'. Lande 1317. Streeter Sale 3653. Wagner-Camp 1:1. TPL 658. The work includes accounts of two expeditions: the first in 1789 from Fort Chipeway to the Arctic Sea, the author being only the second white person the reach the Arctic by land, and the second in 1792 across North America to the Pacific, including details on the fur trade and the discovery of the Mackenzie River. The first edition of the first account of a North American transcontinental crossing, a cornerstone work of exploration. A picture of this book is available on request. Bookseller Inventory # A13057

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Item Description: T. Cadell, et al., London, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to. Very Good. 1pp (half-title) + 1pp (title leaf) + viii (Preface) + cxxxii (A General History of the Fur Trade) + 412pp + 2pp (errata). Complete with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 large folding engraved maps (1 with hand-colored details). Bound in full blind stamped calf, gilt decoration separating each spine panel, brown leather label, marbled pastedowns, end papers, and page edges. Some scattered offsetting and foxing around maps and frontis, as usual. Two small ink notations from the period to first blanks. Small (2 inch) tear at central foldout crease of Map of North America. Alexander Mackenzie, a senior wintering partner with the North West Company, sought an overland passage from the fur-bearing regions of the Athabasca Country to the Pacific Ocean. 'First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man'. Hill 187. Following Peter Pond's speculation that the Pacific Ocean might be reached by a water route from Great Slave Lake, his first expedition in 1789 started out at Fort Chipewyan. This route did not take him to the Pacific as he had hoped, but to the Arctic "Frozen Ocean" down the river that would later become the Mackenzie River. In his second attempt to reach the Pacific, Mackenzie ascended the Peace River by canoe and on foot, and crossed over into the headwaters of the Fraser River. After being turned back by torrential currents, he and his party decided to make an overland attempt. They landed near the present site of Bella Coola, British Columbia. Mackenzie had reached the Pacific, and in so doing became the first white man to cross the American continent north of Mexico. The work includes accounts of two expeditions: the first in 1789 from Fort Chipewyan to the Arctic Sea, the author being only the second white person the reach the Arctic by land, and the second in 1792 across North America to the Pacific, including details on the fur trade and the discovery of the Mackenzie River. The first edition of the first account of a North American transcontinental crossing, a cornerstone work of exploration. Hill 2: 1063; Peel 3: 55; Sabin 43414; Streeter 3653. Bookseller Inventory # 000052

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Item Description: T. Cadell, London, 1801. hardcover. First Edition. "Voyages is Mackenzie's journals of two expeditions, the first, June- Sept. 1789 from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down the river, now called Mackenzie, to the Arctic, the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairie. The second journal, Oct. 1792-Aug. 1793, includes a diary of his voyage from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico." Staton and Tremaine 658. Peel 22. Sabin 43414. Smith 6382. Wagner-Camp 1. Streeter Sale VI, 3653. Frontispiece portrait of Mackenzie. 3 large folding maps of the journeys. viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]pp. 4to, contemporary 3/4 calf, (some light foxing maps and portrait; offsetting of portrait unto t.p. and offsetting to first map, lacks labels, rubbed). London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies; Cobett and Morgan; and W. Creech, by R. Noble, 1801. Bookseller Inventory # 155217

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Item Description: Printed for T. Cadell., London, 1801. [2],viiii,cxxxii, 412, [2] pages. Errata leaf (2 pages) at rear. Frontispice (engraved portrait of Mackenzie by P. Condé after Thomas Lawrence). 3 large folded copper-engraved maps, 1 hand colored (before p.1, before p.120, after p. 412). Blind-stamped leather boards, raised bands. Front board detached. Corners bumped. Water stain on front endpapers, on frontispice and on title-page (not affecting text). Small ink signature at top of title-page (Andrew Reid, 1801). Light offsetting on title page and maps; minor foxing on a few pages. This classic of North American exploration describes the extraordinary travels of the author in northwest America in 1789, when he discovered the Mackenzie River, and in 1793, when he crossed the continent to the Pacific. Mackenzie also provides an excellent history of the fur trade in Canada, as well as vocabularies of several Indian languages. A cornerstone in any collection of North American travel and explorations. "No writer upon the subject of Indian customs and peculiarities has given us a more minute, careful and interesting relation"; Hill, pp. 187-88: "This is the first and finest edition of one of the most important of Canadian books"; Howes M-133: "Mackenzie was the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal of this expedition is of surpassing interest"; Wheat 251. The lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West is generally attributed to the author's cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M20. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34. This first edition of Alexander Mackenzie’s Voyages from Montreal documents the first cross-continent traverse, predating Lewis and Clark's feat by 12 years. Bookseller Inventory # 15

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Mackenzie, Alexander

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Item Description: T. Cadell and W. Davies, London, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No marks, clean tight binding, owners name and date on fep; professional restored in half leather (spine and corners) and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, new handmade paper endsheets, original headbands, maps resewn into binding at back of book, few page tears repaired; pages toned and mild staining; maps have some tears at folds; includes errata pages; ; With a preliminary account of the rise, progress and present state of the fur trade of that country, illustrated with three foldout maps; Board member of FLA ABA; ; 412 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5918

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MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER

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Item Description: T. Cadell, jun . And W. Davies; Cobbett and Morgan, 1801. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 412 pp., rebound circa 1970s in burgundy pigskin leather at spine and corners & spine, marble paper covered boards, gilt-stamped spine, replaced end papers. Ilustrated with frontispice engraved portrait of author, has only one remaining engraved large fold-out maps of the originaly enclosed. (very slight shelf wear, lightly foxed firsty few pp. including frontispice but otherwise clean, paper yellowed at edges)Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 385H

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MACKENZIE, Alexander [GREELY, A. W.]

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Item Description: Cadell & Davies, London, 1801. Hardcover. First Edition. Quarto, bound in modern buckram; [4] viii, cxxxii, 412 pages + errata leaf. Field 967: "No writer upon the subject of Indian customs and peculiarities has given us a more minute, careful and interesting relation"; Hill, pp. 187-88: "This is the first and finest edition of one of the most important of Canadian books"; Howes M-133; New Howes M-133 "dd": "First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man. The account of the fur trade--first ever published--is attributed to Roderick Mackenzie"; Wagner-Camp 1: "Mackenzie was the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal of this expedition is of surpassing interest"; Wheat 251. One of the greatest books in the field of Travel and Exploration and a classic of Canadiana and Western Americana, this copy lacks the half title, as usual, and also the three maps which are represented by reduced blueprint copies provided by a previous owner, the famous Polar explorer and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Adolphus W. Greely, whose bookplate graces the front pastedown. Greely has also made brief notes or marks on four pages. A lackluster copy, certainly, but with a distinguished provenance linking one of the greatest explorers of the 18th century to one of the greatest of the 19th century. Adolphus W. Greely, the Signal Corps' fifth Medal of Honor winner began his life of service on some of the Civil War's bloodiest battlefields - Balls Bluff, Antietam and Fredericksburg. After rising from Private to Sergeant in the 19th Massachusetts, Greely accepted a commission in the 81st Colored Troops in 1863.Lieutenant Greely, Regular Army, saw frontier service in places like Wyoming and Utah. In his spare time, he studied telegraph and electricity. The training served him well when he was detailed to the Signal Corps in 1867.After serving as a "trouble-shooter" in the construction of frontier telegraph lines, Greely volunteered in 1881, to lead an Arctic weather expedition. On a three year stint to Ellesmere Island near the north pole, Greely's party amassed a great deal of data on Arctic Weather and tidal conditions, but was almost wiped out when relief ships failed to reach them for two successive summers. When they were finally rescued on 22 June 1884, nineteen of Greely's 25-man crew had perished from starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and in one case, gunshot wounds from an execution ordered by Greely. The survivors were themselves near death, and one did die on the homeward journey. The returning survivors were venerated as heroes, though the heroism was tainted by sensational accusations of cannibalism during the remaining days of low food. In 1887 President Grover Cleveland advanced Greely from rank of Captain to Brigadier General with his Appointment as Chief Signal Officer. In the following years, Greely's innovation led to the military use of wireless telegraphy, the airplane, the automobile and other modern devices.Greely retired in 1908. After a trip around the world, he helped found the National Geographic Society and the first free public library in Washington, D.C.On his 91st birthday, March 27, 1935, Greely was presented with a special Medal of Honor for "his life of splendid public service." Greely died the following October and was buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Paper evenly browned. Good copy with a wonderful association. Bookseller Inventory # 007254

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Item Description: G.F. Hopkins c. 1802, 1802. Book Condition: In very good condition. Rebacked skillfully saving the original tree calf boards, with decorative gilt rules. Elaborate tooled gilt design on the spine. , Size : 8vo: (122mm x 210mm), Illustrated with a large fold out, black & white map of America., P.Map,Title, Dedication, Preface (v-viii), 1-295. Bookseller Inventory # B4230

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Alexander Mackenzie

Published by G.F. Hopkins, New York (1802)

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Item Description: G.F. Hopkins, New York, 1802. Full Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. G.F. Hopkins, New York 1802 First American edition (stated). Book Condition: Near fine; this book was first rebound in 1931 by Marshall & Bruce Nashville, Tenn. It has since been re-bound with the greatest of care; by a Student of the Art of Book Rebinding in black glove leather; in an attempt to preserve scarce books. The book has been preserved with original text; all end papers have been preserved and new end pages have been added in addition to the original ones and three raised bands have been added to the spine. The text is clean and blocked. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country. With a large folding map that has been repaired with scotch tape at the folds. A near fine copy bound in later full calf. "Mackenzie. Was the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal of this expedition from May 9, 1793, to his arrival at the sea, July 30, 1793, and return to the fort on the Peace River, August 24, is of surpassing interest." His account of the northwest fur trade, 94 pages of the text, is the first printed account of the development of the North West Company. Additional shipping charges will be required with this item. Photos and estimated shipping available via email. Bookseller Inventory # 000987

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Mackenzie, Alexander, Esq. (1764-1820)

Published by G. F. Hopkins, At Washington's Head, No. 118, Pearl-Street, New York (1802)

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Item Description: G. F. Hopkins, At Washington's Head, No. 118, Pearl-Street, New York, 1802. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good plus. First American Edition, First Printing. Tree-marbled leather over boards, six compartment spine, red leather label tooled in gilt, all edges trimmed and stained yellow, 8vo (8-7/16 x 5- 1/16 inches [21.4 x 12.8 cm]) , pp. (2 blank), fold-out map, [i] title page, [ii] blank, [iii] dedication, [iv] blank, [v] preface, vi-viii, [ix incorrectly repeated as viii], (blank) , [1], 2 - 94, [1], 2 - 86, [87], 88 - 296, (2 blank). Fold-out map "A MAP OF AMERICA / Between Latitudes 40 and 70 NORTH, and Longitudes 45 and 180 WEST, / EXHIBITING MACKENZIE'S ROUT from MONTREAL / to FORT CHEPEWYAN & thence to the NORTH SEA in 1789 and / to the WEST PACIFIC OCEAN in 1793". Map printed area is 26.3 cm high x 45.8 cm wide. "The general map which illustrates this volume, is reduced by Mr. Arrowsmith from his three-sheet map of North America." from the Preface. Engraved (assume 1802) by Scoles, John (1772 -1853) "Scoles sculp." to bottom right corner. Joints cracked, back strip missing top 3 mm, small hole in spine label, rubbing and general wear to spine and covers, yellow edge stain faded, offset to map, age related toning and spotting to map and pages, two 1 cm blank marginal tears to map, p.o. name at top of ffep and on back of map. With the armorial bookplate of noted 19th century traveler, book collector and businessman, John B. Ireland (author of "From Wall Street to Cashmere", 1859) on the front paste-down, and his ink signature at the top of the title page. Volume still tightly bound, collated and complete. Binders twine noted at hinges, as per bookbinding methods of the time, where "until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, pg. 108-111]. This report, describing the first documented crossing of the North American continent north of Mexico, is a classic in exploration literature. The Lewis and Clark expedition, did not reach the Pacific Ocean until 12 years later, in 1805. Pp. [1] - 94 tell the history of the fur trade from Canada to the Northwest, - normally attributed to his cousin Roderick Mackenzie - containing a select vocabulary of words from the Knisteneaux, Algonquin, [7 full and 2 half pages], and the Chepewyan [2 full and 2 half pages] shown alongside their English meanings. Mackenzie adds another brief vocabulary of the Nagailer and Atnah tribes [1/2 page] and the "Friendly Village" tribe [1/2 page] in his narrative. "I now mixed up some vermilion in melted grease, and inscribed, in large characters, on the South-East face of the rock on which we had slept last night, this brief memorial - "Alexander Mackenzie, from Canada, by land, the twenty-second of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. " From Journal of a Second Voyage, page 252 . Ref. Strathern 343, Twigg pg. 206, Sabin 43415, Wagner/Camp/Becker 1:4, Peel 25, Verner/Stuart-Stubbs pg 114-120, 255-259. Bookseller Inventory # 456

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Item Description: Hopkins, 1802, 1802. MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St.Lawrence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans : in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Progress and Present State of the Fur Trade of that Country . Illustrated with a Map. First American Edition. N.Y.: G.F.Hopkins, 1802. Pp (2),[i]-viii [sic, i.e. ix],(1),[1]-94,[1]-296,(2), fldg.map frontis. 8vo, full calf, new spine and corners, new endpapers. Calf rubbed, front hinge cracked, 1½ inch tear to right edge of map, else a very nice copy. 1,350.00. Bookseller Inventory # 1151

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Item Description: Printed and Sold by G. F. Hopkins, New York, 1802. First American edition. Early Arctic and western American travel. Mackenzie, a partner in the North-west Fur Company, established to provide competition for the Hudson's Bay Company, was sent to Detroit in 1784 to set himself in the fur trade. After several years of hardships (primarily because the European traders in the area stirred up the Indians) he was admitted to the trade. He resided at Fort Chippewayan at the head of Lake Athabasca for several years, until recognizing his expertise in the area, his employers sent him off to explore the region of the north-west bounded by the Frozen Sea. He set forth 3 June 1789, reached the Great Slave Lake, discovered the outlet of the now Mackenzie River, followed it to where it enters the Arctic Sea then returned 12 Sepbember 1789. He set off again to reach the Pacific coast, something never attempted by a European before. It took 9 months for him to reach the Pacific coast near Cape Menzies. He was also the first European to cross the Rockies. Sabin 43415 Contemporary sheep, leather title label. Nick at head of spine (no loss), some rubbing; pencil crosses in margins, owner signature of John C. Symons, 1818, and his note dated 1823 tipped in, ink name of James M'Bride, bookplate partly covered by book label of John W. Erwin, Hamilton, O., with his small blind stamp. About very good Engraved folding map, "A Map of America ?exhibiting Mackenzie's Rout, from Montreal to Fort Chepewyan & thence to the North Sea in 1789 and to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793" (splits along some folds, no loss; some pencil markings). [x], 94, 296 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 257086

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Item Description: 1802, Exploration, John Morgan,I - VII Preface, I - CXXVI (126) General History of the Fur Trade, and Journal of a voyage pp. 1 -113, A Second voyage is pp. 115 - 392 good ex-library cloth rebound copy, no map, no frontispiece, Bookseller Inventory # 131872

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Item Description: New York: G. F. Hopkins, at Washington's Head, No. 118, Pearl-Street, 1802. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo., full contemporary sheep with original morocco spine label lettered in gilt; lightly rubbed spine and extremities, occasional foxing, and ownership signature on the front pastedown. First American edition, with large fold-out map, entitled "A Map of America," expertly preserved on archival paper. Howes M133. Sabin 43415. A most handsome copy of Mackenzie's classic work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6326309661

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